Incident Summary:

05/13/2014: Assailants attacked residents and buildings in Garawa village, Kalabalge district, Borno state, Nigeria. Residents repelled the attack, killing approximately 151 assailants. This was one of three coordinated attacks in district villages by the same assailants. No group claimed responsibility for the incidents; however, sources attributed the attacks to Boko Haram.

GTD ID:
201405130071

When:
2014-05-13

Country:
Nigeria

Region:
Sub-Saharan Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Borno

City:
Garawa

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Garawa Village
Specific Description Village
Nationality of Target Nigeria
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Boko Haram No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 200
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 151 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 151
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 151
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
Sources
"Nigerians kill 200 Boko Haram Islamists," Deccan Chronicle, May 16, 2014."
"BBC News - Nigerian village vigilantes 'repel Boko Haram attack'," DailyMe.Com, May 14, 2014."
"Villagers fight off militants," CNN, May 15, 2014."